Benalla gymnasts qualify for junior state titles
Benalla Gymnastics Club competed at the 2019 North East Regional Championships earlier this month, with members bringing home a number of fantastic results.
In a heart-stopping clash at Dookie Recreation Reserve on Saturday, hometown heroes Dookie United combined for a strong second half to end Nagambie’s season in the preliminary final.
Benalla trainer Julie Schmidt took out the $35,000 Ladbrokes Manangatang Cup 12/10 over 975m with It’s Not There at Swan Hill on Friday — but didn’t see any of it, because she wasn’t there.
After dominating the GVHA B Men’s trophy in the past, winning three in a row from 2012 to 2014 as well as the title in 2017 and 2018, reigning premier Benalla couldn’t claim a second hat-trick in its B Men’s grand final against Echuca on Saturday, defeated 6-2.
The Benalla and District Junior Football League’s 2019 season came to a recent close with its Under-16, Under-14 and Under-12 awards presentations, with several players recognised for their strong seasons.
Benalla is getting the band back together, with premiership player Jake Pallpratt set to return to his hometown club after signing on for his first senior coaching role with the Saints.
Benalla’s Meaghan Webster is set to head off to Brisbane this weekend, after strong community support — as well as being backed in by the Benalla Young Sportsperson Trust — has seen the soccer star raise the funds required to compete interstate for the Team Vic 18 Years and Under Girls’ Soccer Squad at the School Sport Australia championships.
In a weekend of thrills, spills, rain and then some spectacular spills the Winton round of the Australian Superbikes had the major event of the day end early after three red flags.
Being named joint winner of the McCormick Medal for the Best and Fairest player in the Under-16 Wangaratta and District Junior Football League competition might have come as a bit of a surprise for Benalla’s Lachy Boyle earlier this month, but it was ultimately an achievement two years in the making for the young midfielder.
Joel Price credits a move closer to home as the main reason behind his recent appointment as Violet Town’s newest senior coach.
Two Benalla basketball players, Owain Boyle and Connor Breheny, will this month head to Echuca for the 2019 Jamboree to train alongside some of the best under-12 players in the state.
On what turned out to be a wonderful sun-soaked winter’s day at Churchill Reserve, Benalla, students from Longwood, Dookie, Broken Creek, Tungamah, Devenish, Currawa and Australian Christian College Primary Schools converged to take part in the 86th annual Goorambat and District Schools Sports Association Athletics Carnival.
Violet Town Football Netball Club held its Best and Fairest vote count late last month following the end of its home and away season.
When Benalla Saints play Mooroopna in the Goulburn Valley League in 2020, there will be a hometown connection on the opposition’s bench, with Benalla’s John Lamont recently announced as Mooroopna’s senior coach for the new year.
A man was located with life-threatening injuries on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna. It is believed the incident happened about 6am but the man was unable to be revived and died at the scene. More to come
Homicide Squad detectives have charged an Echuca man with murder following the death of another man in Daltons Bridge near Cohuna yesterday. A 29-year-old Daltons Bridge man was located with life threatening injuries at an address on Easton Rd...
Emergency services are responding to a major collision on the Goulburn Valley Hwy near Gillespies Rd. The highway is closed in both directions and is under Victoria Police control. It will re-open when it is safe to do so. Drivers have been asked to...